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Ward-based clinical teaching in gynaecology: principles and practice
Clinical teaching on the wards remains a prime method of educational instruction. Despite changes in modern educational climate and patient expectations, its value is still irrefutable. There is evidence to suggest that ...
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (Hamman's syndrome): a rare cause of postpartum chest pain
We present a case of a 28-year-old primiparous woman with facial swelling followed by acute chest pain immediately after delivery. Chest radiograph revealed pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema. She recovered well ...
Lifelong learning in obstetrics and gynaecology: how theory can influence clinical practice
Lifelong learning refers to the systematic acquisition, renewal, updating and completion of knowledge. It is synonymous with the term 'self-directed learning'. This is a new educational strategy meant to consolidate knowledge ...
Curriculum evaluation from the trainees' perspective: application to the ALWP ATSM
Curriculum evaluation is a way to assess the quality of a curriculum or an educational intervention. The Advanced Labour Ward Practice (ALWP) ATSM (Advanced Training Skills Module) is the module that most advanced trainees ...
Outcome-based education: principles and practice
Outcome-based education is a recent development in modern curriculum planning. The attributes of a good trainee are defined first and the ways to achieve them are suggested next. Outcome-based educational models have been ...